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poedgar

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Hi. I wonder what channel is mean here. From context it is not clear.


He won with ease and was mobbed in victory lane by the dozens of Ford executives who had apprehensively crossed the Channel to wit¬ness the debut of their new charge.


Ferrari by B. Yeats.

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  • Packard

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    USA, English
    For background, Ford had tried to purchase Ferrari and was rebuffed in the 1960s. Henry Ford II famously got angry and decided to beat Ferrari at their own game at Le Mans and they created the "GT40" which went on to win the 24 Hours at Le Mans four times from 1966 to 1970.

    So the "debut of their new charge" was the debut of the GT40.

    Here is the GT40 placing first, second and third at Le Mans in 1966:



    As a sidebar, 50 years later the new GT40 beats Ferrari (again) and won (again) at Le Mans:

     

    poedgar

    Senior Member
    Ukrainian
    For background, Ford had tried to purchase Ferrari and was rebuffed in the 1960s. Henry Ford II famously got angry and decided to beat Ferrari at their own game at Le Mans and they created the "GT40" which went on to win the 24 Hours at Le Mans four times from 1966 to 1970.

    So the "debut of their new charge" was the debut of the GT40.

    Here is the GT40 placing first, second and third at Le Mans in 1966:

    Thanks!
     
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